One Step Forward, Two Steps Back…Sigh…

RIM is really starting to piss me off. released an update (albeit leaked, go figure) to their core OS, BlackBerry 6, for their revered Bold 9700 after loyal fans waited months and months to check out the new OS.  Most people ditched their 9700’s and went with their new flagship device, the BlackBerry Torch 9800.  If you are planning on getting a Torch, DON’T!

Roger’s just updated their website, where people will find that the price of the Torch has increased, NOT decreased.  Ugh.  Seriously?  I mean, it’s not even a super-powered device like the iPhone 4 or recent Android additions.  The iPhone 4 beats the Torch in every single specification, yet a 16Gb iPhone 4 goes for $159.99 on a three year contract. There is just no logic for this price increase.  The Torch was supposed to be a deliberate competitor to the iPhone, yet they pull off a stunt like this??  It just boggles my mind.

I cannot wait to ditch my Torch and sink my teeth into webOS and the Palm Pre 2.  My prediction for RIM to go under?  2011 if they continue down this path.

[via MobileSyrup]

UPDATE: I’ve had to do a hard restart 4 times today, due to apps freezing.  For a smartphone in today’s market, this is just unacceptable.


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